Drone Instruction Certification
Remote Pilot (Unmanned Aircraft) Certification
AeroEdu: Drone Instruction Certification

Prepare to soar to new heights in education as Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center joins forces with DARTdrones to offer an unparalleled training opportunity. Our comprehensive AeroEdu: Drone Instruction Certification program is meticulously crafted to equip educators with the skills and knowledge essential for teaching drone technology confidently. In just one week, educators will receive hands-on basic flight training and thorough preparation for the Part 107 exam, empowering them to lead drone education initiatives within their districts. With DARTdrones’ proven track record and expertise, our program ensures quality instruction led by industry-leading aviation professionals. Hosted in over 20 cities nationwide, this inaugural training promises to be the first step in a journey toward elevating education through drone technology. Don’t miss out on this transformative opportunity! Register now for the June AeroEdu: Drone Instruction Certification.

Meet the Instructor:
Jerry White will be the Instructor for the June 10-13th AeroEdu Training. Jerry is an experienced professional commercial aviator spending several years as a commercial pilot, charter pilot, and airline pilot. Along with this manned aircraft experience, Jerry is also a drone pilot, and an aviation executive team member. His background as a small business owner, business consultant, and aviation safety manager give Jerry unique understanding of the role of utilizing and teaching sUAS operations. Jerry’s experience as a manned flight instructor with over 4,500 flight hours awards Jerry valuable insight into teaching the complexities of aviation. Jerry also has an expansive background in television production, spending ten years as a professional news producer and videographer.
Jerry currently owns and operates an award-winning media production company in Austin, Texas. He has used drones for such clients as the Discovery Channel, OWN network, ESPN, FOX, HGTV, commercials, and two feature films. Jerry has been instructing with DARTdrones since 2016 and teaches FAA Part 107 Test Prep, Basic Flight Training, Aerial Photography and Videography, TOP Level 1, and TOP Level 2. Jerry is versed in flying Inspire, Mavic, Phantom, and Flamewheel hardware and possesses an Unrestricted ATP Certificate – Multiengine, 2 Jet Type pilot ratings, and is a Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument.

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AeroEdu Syllabus

AeroEdu: Drone Instruction Certification Training Overview
Day 1: FAA Part 107
Day 2: FAA Part 107
Day 3: Flight Training
Day 4: How to Teach the Year-Long Course

Following day 4:
Participants are prepared to take the exam to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA. Please see eligibility requirements below. Exams are taken at an FAA-approved Knowledge Testing Center. Be sure to bring a government issued photo ID to your test.

Certificated Remote Pilot:

Eligibility for Adults and Students
To become a pilot you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
  • Be in a physical and mental condition to safely fly a drone
  • Pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam: “Unmanned Aircraft General – Small (UAG)”

Requirements for Remote Pilot Certificate:

Must be easily accessible by the remote pilot during all UAS operations
Certificate holders must complete an online recurrent training every 24 calendar months to maintain aeronautical knowledge recency

Navigating the Process to Become a Drone Pilot:

Step 1: Obtain an FAA Tracking Number (FTN) by creating an Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) profile prior to registering for a knowledge test.

Step 2: Schedule an appointment with a FAA-approved Knowledge Testing Center. Be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID to your test.

Step 3: Pass the initial aeronautical knowledge test: “Unmanned Aircraft General – Small (UAG)”. Knowledge test topic areas include:

  • Applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation
  • Airspace classification and operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation
  • Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance
  • Small unmanned aircraft loading and performance
  • Emergency procedures
  • Crew resource management
  • Radio communication procedures
  • Determining the performance of small unmanned aircraft
  • Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol
  • Aeronautical decision-making and judgment
  • Airport operations
  • Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures
  • Operation at night

Step 4: Complete FAA Form 8710-13 for a remote pilot certificate (FAA Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application) using the electronic FAA Integrated Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application system (IACRA)*
1. Login with username and password
2. Click on “Start New Application”
     A. Application Type “Pilot”
     B. Certifications “Remote Pilot”
     C. Other Path Information
     D. Start Application
3. Follow application prompts
4. When prompted, enter the 17-digit Knowledge Test Exam ID (Note: it may take up to 48 hours from the test date for the knowledge test to appear in IACRA)
5. Sign the application electronically and submit for processing.

Step 5: A confirmation email will be sent when an applicant has completed the TSA security background check. This email will provide instructions for printing a copy of the temporary remote pilot certificate from IACRA.

Step 6: A permanent remote pilot certificate will be sent via mail once all other FAA-internal processing is complete.

Step 7: Have your Remote Pilot Certificate available whenever you fly your UAS.

Requirements for Remote Pilot Certificate:

  • Must be easily accessible by the remote pilot during all UAS operations
  • Certificate holders must complete an online recurrent training every 24 calendar months to maintain aeronautical knowledge recency

Additional requirements can be found at the United States Department of Transportation – Federal Aviation Administration website

Drone “Student Curriculum/Course Information”

  • Course Name: DARTdrones/Introduction to Drones: Opportunities, Careers, and FAA Certification Readiness
  • Prerequisites: No prerequisites
  • Course Length: TBD by Instructor and Institution
    • Semester
    • Year-long format
      • Contact Leslie Charles for additional details.
  • Course Time: TBD by the instructor
  • Course Format: Hybrid (asynchronous and synchronous coursework) with a required class lab

Course Description


This engaging course aims to cultivate students’ enthusiasm for drones and unveil the multitude of job opportunities associated with this rapidly growing industry. Throughout the duration of the course, students will not only acquire the necessary skills to successfully pass the FAA Part 107 Exam but will also craft a comprehensive business plan tailored to their individual drone business aspirations. Practical experience is integrated, allowing students to embark on their first drone flight and develop essential technical skills for safe drone operation.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the Drone Industry Growth and Opportunities
  • Understand Capabilities of Drones
  • Learn to Pass the FAA Part 107 Certification Exam [Unmanned Aircraft General- Small (UAG)]
  • Understand Key Elements to Safe Flight
  • Learn How to Start a Drone Business

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